If a holiday comes along and you’re not prepared for it or you’re really busy, is it okay to postpone it a few days?
My friend told me last year she and her husband kind of forgot about Easter until the day before. Then they were really too tired to go shopping and dye eggs that day so they just pretended Easter was a regular Sunday. It took them a few days to get their act together, but when Wednesday rolled around, they got out the baskets and eggs, and woke up their three year old with a jubilant, “Hey, G, it’s Easter!” She never knew the difference.
I’m asking this not just because Fluffy’s preschool had a St. Patrick’s Day party yesterday instead of last week, but because I didn’t quite get my Leprechaun on last Sunday as anticipated either.
Mind you, Fluff and I did put together our rainbow bottles of food-colored water.
I dyed some green pancakes for breakfast.
I even made Elpheba-esque key lime pie.
But then I went house hunting and didn’t even make Champ. In fact, we had Italian for dinner if you can call my from-the-bottle spaghetti sauce Italian. Sorry Irish, I realize just what a dig that was. The worst of it is, my daughter really wanted to make some kind of green decorations and watch The Secret of Roan Inish. So I’m thinking today might be St. Patrick’s Day, Take 2.
Or maybe you just admit defeat and move on to Easter? There are a lot of St. Patrick’s Days in life, and I’m pretty sure there will be one next year. But next year my Fluffy might not be a leprechaun-believer. Aye, there’s the rub.
I guess I’d better see what kind of sales Target’s got on St. Paddy’s stuff.